19 April 2015

Groom Tried to Kill Self Because Bride is "Ugly"

Suicidal Groom
There is a reason why arrange marriages will not favor ... men. If most young women thought that their basic right is being violated by this century-old practice, then men should sympathize with them, especially those that do not like their future wife's appearance.

This was the case of a Chinese groom who went to the extreme just because he thought that the woman he was about to spend his life with was "ugly." He tried to drown himself even before the marriage ceremony was officially closed and told the bride that she was 'too ugly' before running away.

Kang Hu reportedly told his bride Na Sung that she would be 'bad for his image' after he left the ceremony, angering their families and waiting guests.

Police officers were called to a lake in the city of Shiyan in the central Hubei province, after receiving reports that a man had been spotted attempting to kill himself by drowning.

It is claimed the 33-year-old stunned guests when he apologised to his bride before telling her she was "too ugly".
Pal Chan Wang said: "It was a very awkward moment for everyone.

Footage on Youtube shows the groom who reportedly tried to drown himself in a river after running away from his wedding ceremony. Photo: All News Clips/ YouTube

"Kang has very exact tastes and had been forced into this marriage,” reports the Mirror newspaper.

Qan Tsui, 25, who took photos of the rescue, said: "He was fully clothed and floating face down in the water.

"He was unconscious and I thought he was dead.”

Police officer Hou Kunshan said: 'I saw a man floating in the water face down.

“We couldn't see his condition but when I got closer I could see that it was rather serious,’ reports the Daily Mail.

The man was taken to hospital in a stable condition where he is expected to make a full recovery.


14 April 2015

Longer Maternity Leave Period is Being Pushed

Maternity Leave
Before the Women's Month celebration ends, the Philippine Senate committee on women, family relations, and gender equality pushed for a measure that would mandate companies to allow employees who gave birth a longer period to take a leave.

Under a Senate proposal, the current 60- to 78-day paid maternity leave period would be extended to 90 days. But Senator Pia Cayetano, the committee's chairwoman, is inclined to extend that to 14 weeks or 3 and a half months, in compliance with an International Labor Organization (ILO) convention that the Philippines still has not ratified.

Cayetano stressed the importance of mothers being able to take care of and breastfeed their newborn children for a longer period than what the law currently allows.

"Until we make our maternity benefits more conducive, many women will end up leaving the workforce," she told reporters after a hearing on the measure on Tuesday.

"We give extended maternity leave to the mother so they can focus on being a mother for the first few months and get their pay. Then they will be able to return to the workforce confident that their children are healthy and in good hands."

In Sweden, the maternity leave period lasts for at least 9 months, according to UNICEF country representative Lotta Sylwander.

The wisdom behind it, she said, is that parents should be allowed to care for their children if government is unable to assist them with the cost of hiring carers. She said the same is true for the country.

"In a society like the Philippines where more and more single mothers have babies, where nuclear families are becoming more and more common, it's going to be increasingly more difficult for parents to find someone to take care of their baby, as also the cost for baby care or child care is going to increase," Sylwander told the committee.

The UNICEF recommends having six months for maternity leave. Although Cayetano finds it difficult to achieve that for now, she said the Senate can find a compromise by making three months of it paid and the other half unpaid and optional.

No representative from the employer's federation attended Tuesday's hearing, but Cayetano sees no reason for employers to oppose the measure.

She also made a warning against employers who may choose not to hire pregnant women should the law mandate a longer period for maternity leave.

"Ako po ang makakalaban n'yo diyan (You will have to go against me)," Cayetano said.

"Napakaliit lang na bagay 'yan sa inyong financial position and it will not help our society in any way if women are discriminated just because of pregnancy (It will create a very small impact on your financial position, and it will not help our society in any way if woman are discriminated against just because of pregnancy)."


13 April 2015

Mormons Stepping Up their Campaign

As a result of nationwide move to strengthen family relations and freedom of religion, Mormon leaders vowed to be a leading advocate for the belief that marriage is an institution exclusive to a man and a woman during the religion's biannual conference last 4 April.

The first came when the conference kicked off without the usual welcoming address from church President Thomas S. Monson, 87, who days earlier also missed a meeting with President Barack Obama while he was in Utah.

Monson, who was still present at conference and walked in on his own, skipped the speech as part of a decision to reduce the number of speeches he's giving this weekend, church officials said. He gave a short speech about the priesthood Saturday evening.

The second unusual event occurred when five people stood up and yelled, "Opposed," during a part of the conference when attendees usually raise their hands in unison in a vote of support for church leadership, drawing some raised eyebrows by attendees who hadn't seen this kind of act for decades. They represented only a very handful of the 20,000 in attendance, which still support marriage between a man and a women.

L. Tom Perry, a member of the faith's Quorum of the Twelve, cautioned Mormons not to be swayed by a world filled with media and entertainment that presents the minority masquerading as the majority and tries to make mainstream values seem obsolete.

Perry said strong, traditional families are the basic units of a stable society, a stable economy and a stable culture of values. He noted that Mormons investment in the topic is even deeper than other religions because they believe marriages and family are for eternity.

"We want our voice to be heard against all of the counterfeit and alternative lifestyles that try to replace the family organization that God Himself established," Perry said.

D. Todd Christofferson, another member of the quorum, added more on the topic, saying, "A family built on the marriage of a man and woman supplies the best setting for God's plan to thrive — the setting for the birth of children who come in purity and innocence from God."

Christofferson said the focus on marriage isn't meant to disparage those who don't marry, be it because they can't find a suitable partner, have physical or mental impairments or experience same-sex attraction.

"No one is predestined to receive less than all that the Father has for His children," Christofferson said.

The quorum is a governing body of the church that is modeled after Jesus Christ's apostles and serves under the church president and his two counselors.

As acceptance for gay marriage has swelled in recent years and same-sex unions have become legal in dozens of states, including Utah, the church's stance on homosexuality has softened.

Church leaders helped push through a Utah law this year that bars housing and employment discrimination against gay and transgender individuals while also expanding protections for the rights of religious groups and individuals. LGBT activists have spent years pushing for a statewide non-discrimination law, but they couldn't get traction until LDS leaders made a nationwide call for this type of legislation that combined protections for religious liberties.

But the religion has taken time during several recent conferences to emphasize its insistence that marriage should be limited to unions between a man and a woman, as God created. In April 2014, Neil L. Andersen of the quorum said, "While many governments and well-meaning individuals have redefined marriage, the Lord has not."


12 April 2015

Tim Cook's Arbitrary Stand on Diversity

Tim Cook
"If you say something about diversity or religious freedom, just make sure that you practice it as well." This is very clear message that every lesbian, gays, bisexuals and transgender (LGBT) should learn before they proudly claiming that Apple CEO Tim Cook is on their side.

George Will understood this when he blasted Cook a few days ago on “Special Report” for his continued critique of the Indiana religious freedom law while his company continues to do business with countries that bans homosexuality and impose lethal penalties, such as Saudi Arabia.

The syndicated columnist told host Bret Baier that while Cook believes Indiana is a "horrible" place, he opened up Apple operations in the Middle Eastern nation which continues to persecute individuals for being gay. Will sarcastically added that "the selective indignation" on Cook’s part is "wonderful."

In other words, Cook is not serious about protecting the despicable gay behavior. He is just using the case in Indiana to make it appear that Apple is all for diversity. However, when given a chance to increase their profit from oil-rich Saudi Arabia, all those pretentious stand are thrown out of the window the first chance they get.

Will succinctly describe Cooks agenda when he said:
"There’s nothing more tiresome in modern American life than the indignation sweepstakes we get in all the time to see who can be most angry about this and that. Tim Cook as was mentioned, the CEO of Apple ... thinks Indiana is a horrible place. He opened marketing and retailing operations in Saudi Arabia two months before a man was sentenced to 450 lashes for being gay. The selective indignation is itself wonderful.

There are two important principles at stake here. One is the government should rarely, and only at extreme difficulty, compel people to take actions contrary to their consciences. The other is that when you open your doors to commerce you open them to everybody. That’s a simple thing. It goes back to the ’64 Civil Rights act, public accommodations section which is surely a great moment in American history. So, you kind of work this out, but the indignation isn’t helping."
Cook, a practicing homosexual, is using his enormous financial clout to ensure that Christians are forced to accept his choice of defiance toward religious beliefs. He announced a while back that he is homosexual because God made him homosexual. The quote from an article at Bloomberg Business online news (30 October 2014) states in part "I'm proud to be gay, and I consider being gay among the greatest gifts God has given me."


10 April 2015

LGBTs Livid Over Success of Memories Pizza Fund

Go Fund Memories
Success comes with it jealousy and hate. This is what the owners of Memories Pizza in Indiana learned after the astounding show of support for their stand on religious freedom. The success of the donation drive to help shop’s owners, Crystal and Kevin O’Connor, has made the lesbians, gays, bisexuals and transgenders (LGBT) coven livid and besides themselves.
laze TV reporter Lawrence Billy Jones III started the ball rolling by setting up a GoFundMe page to benefit the O’Connors, with an initial goal of raising US$25,000 “to relieve the financial loss endured by the proprietors’ stand for faith.“

Within three hours of the site going live on 1 April 2015, over US$ 30,000 poured in; and within three days, the total crested over US$ 840,000. However, as expected, the homofascist crowd are not happy to see the O’Connors financially rewarded for staying true to their Christian beliefs regarding gay marriage.

As reported by Western Journalism, the O’Connors had been forced to close their pizzeria following multiple death threats and harassment against their business. The Christian owners had simply told a local reporter that, while they would gladly serve anyone in their restaurant, they would not want to cater a gay wedding.

When the success of the fundraising campaign in support of the O’Connors became known, Blaze reporter Jones had liberal hatred directed against him too. The Washington Posts reports Jones saying:
"We’ve had to increase security. They were sending death threats towards me and my mother. All of our hosts were getting threats. This stuff has really gotten ridiculous. Just from us responding and saying, ‘Let’s just create the account.’ The backlash has been unbelievable."
Jones sent a message that the donations were closed, with a grand total of US$ 842,442 raised for ‪‎Memories Pizza‬.

There is little doubt, given how quickly the money was coming in, the site could have raised over US$ 1 million within another day or so. Jones told the Post that they only stopped receiving donations because Blaze TV host Dana Loesch had announced a time limit on air. Over 29,000 people had stood in the gap for the pizzeria, giving donations ranging from US$ 10 to US$ 100 for the most part. The average donation was US$ 29.

One liberal sought to discredit this genuine outpouring of support by claiming it was some sort of right wing conspiracy being funded by the Koch Brothers–but the numbers speak for themselves, at least when you do the math correctly, which the critic failed to do.

Kandyce Brothers took to Twitter writing that the account raised US$ 840K with almost 30,000 donors. “Do the math,” Brothers exhorted; that would mean each gave “US$ 29,000.” Brothers was only three decimal places off from the US$ 29 average donation amount. If this is how the LGBT supporters tried to pad their numbers to gather sympathy, then it is obvious that they did a poor job doing it.
Kandyce Brothers' Math
Math, like truth can be a cruel and stubborn thing.

Meanwhile, two GoFundMe accounts initiated as counter-campaigns to Memories Pizza’s success have failed to catch on in the same fashion. ChicksOnTheRight reports:
"According to that sourcelink, one LGBT activist, Jason Nguyen, launched a counter-campaign called “Love Is Stronger Than Hate.” The goal is set at US$ 1 million, (they obviously need to rake in more than Memories Pizza) and they need to reach that goal to prove that “efforts to advance civil rights can win more support than those seeking to curtail them.” He plans to give all the donations to the nonprofit Human Rights Campaign. “It’s now critical that the LGBT community and allies prove that discrimination against minorities has no place in modern society," Nguyen said."

As of 6 April 2015, the campaign had only US$ 570 in two days from 19 donors. This is simply pathetic enough to make everyone cringe with pity.